Raebareli, Mar 11: Indian Railway always have her own position in world Railways. Indian Railways is achieving new heights every day. The Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli will now export customized 1st AC, 2nd AC and other coaches in the global market.
First time in India, the MCF will export 90 coaches from Indian Railways’ manufacturing facility at Raebareli to Mozambique.
The coaches will be created in the three batches with 30 in each batch. The official statement said, “We are finalizing the details of the design, then tenders will be floated and work will start”. The factory assumes to complete the order by March 2020.
MCF, Raebareli is one of three coach manufacturing facilities of Indian Railways with the other two being Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala and Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
Indian Railway official stated, the specifications of the order from the team of officials of Mozambique which recently visited MCF, Raebareli. CPRO of MCF, R P Sharma said, “We will use the same platform as the one for Indian Railways but there will be changes in the gauge and the length, so an entirely new design will be prepared for these world-class coaches”.
The railways plans to manufacture of Train 18 even at MCF and transfer of technology from ICF could happen very soon. This will scale up the manufacturing of rolling stock coaches used in Train 18. In future railways plan to use these coaches in every express and superfast train.
India is all set to enter the 200 billion dollars global market for coaches and wagons with the ultra-modern Train 18. Many countries like Peru, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and some Middle Eastern nations have shown interest in Train 18 and India is looking to export them. The interest of the countries is due to the cheap price and state of art technology in Train 18 coaches. The train sets with facilities of Train 18 are priced around 250 crore rupees while the cost of Train 18 is just 100 crore rupees and as such it is a great opportunity for India to export the trains.
The world has notice of the conducive investment environment in India. World’s biggest tech giants and entrepreneurs have already made their expansion plans in India. Investors around the world have shown immense confidence in India which will be helpful in meeting the needs of the Indian economy and hence, employment generation in India will see the boost.